The New York Times piece "Ritalin Gone Wrong" has caused a frenzy of media attention and strong opinions on both sides. Many parents and clinicians were outraged by the tone of poor parenting as the root cause of many childrens behaviors in the article. Are we going back to the days of "Refrigerator Moms" ? Is poor parenting the cause of neurobiological disorders? Are stimulants overused and being abused? What is the science behind short and long term use of stimulants to treat ADHD? Perpetuating the stigma and quality of life issues will be discussed.
Tonight Dr Charles Parker author of ADHD Medication Rules joins Marianne to discuss the article, the research discussed within it and the debate that has brought out some of the most renowned ADHD experts in the world.
Has Ritalin gone wrong?